Global Geography

An isthmus is a narrow piece of land that connects two larger pieces of land. They are the exact opposite

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of a strait.

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Isthmuses can only be clearly seen from space. Isthmuses are a long, narrow stretch of land that connects to pieces of land that are much larger and much wider than the isthmus. Isthmuses tend to have grassy surfaces and rocky sides. There is usually water surrounding the isthmus on both of its sides.l

lilly The word isthmus comes from the Greek word isthmos meaning "narrow neck of land".

List of Isthmuses[]

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